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Thomas A. Micek, 72

Thomas A. Micek, of Woodstock, passed away on May 5, 2024, at the age of 72. Born on October 19, 1951, in Chicago, Tom had fond memories growing up there with his brothers, sisters, cousins, and friends. He loved old cars, became a pilot able to fly small planes, played the saxophone and loved to learn completing a degree in finance and masters in accounting. He loved creating spreadsheets for his budget.

Tom met Patty Taylor while attending NIU, DeKalb. They were married on October 24, 1981, and had 42 wonderful years together raising 2 sons. Tom loved his family dearly. He was especially excited to become a grandpa to baby Brayden. Tom will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

Tom started his career in finance/treasury at Wilson Sporting Goods Co., moved on to REDEX Corp., VideoJet Technologies, and later as Controller/Finance Director for the Pioneer Center, McHenry, and Youth Service Bureau in Woodstock.

He is survived by his loving wife, Patty; sons Ryan B. Micek, Brett A. Micek (Lexi Lamont) and grandson Brayden A. Micek; sisters Linda Zimmerman and Karen Malats (Albert), brother Alan Micek (Jean), cousin Diane Poniatowski (John), sister-in-laws Mary Jo (Brett) Willits, Colleen (Gary) Huntley, Georgia (Scott) Stevens, and brother-in-laws Robert (Mary) Taylor, Dennis (Theresa) Taylor, John (Michelle) Taylor and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Jerome P. and Stephanie Micek (nee Jaroszewski), his brothers James, Kenneth, and Jerome Jr, and favorite mother-in-law Mary Taylor.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District or the Tunnels to Towers Foundation, (, which helps the families of fallen first responders and homeless veterans.

The Visitation will be Tuesday, May 14, from 9 am to 11:30 am with a Prayer Service at 11:30 am at the Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock IL.

The Internment will follow in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

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